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This Is Brad DeLong’s Grasping Reality…: The Cato Institute Tries to Make Kansas Poorer and Close Its Safety-Net Hospitals: The View from The Roasterie LXXXVII: January 31, 2014 February 3, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in Politics.
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The argument that Kansas has better things to spend its $625 million on over the next decade than on expanding Medicaid rings a little hollow when you reflect that cutting $625 million over the next decade from ACA-projected levels reduces what Kansas can buy by not $625 million but rather $8.625 billion. Kansas would have to get 14 times as much state welfare out of a dollar spent elsewhere than out of a dollar spent on its Medicaid program for that argument to apply.

via This Is Brad DeLong’s Grasping Reality…: The Cato Institute Tries to Make Kansas Poorer and Close Its Safety-Net Hospitals: The View from The Roasterie LXXXVII: January 31, 2014.

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